UCSF Partners with San Francisco to Provide Job Training for Local Residents

As part of its commitment to promoting local economic opportunity, UC San Francisco is partnering with the City and County of San Francisco to train local residents to work on construction of the new Research and Administration Building at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). 

UCSF is contributing up to $1.1 million to CityBuild Academy – a construction training program run by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development – which will provide a five-week course to equip local job seekers with the skills they need to become pre-apprentice level workers on the $271 million construction project, potentially helping with labor, ironwork, carpentry, drywall, glazing and painting.  

The new building will provide a home for researchers whose work has a distinct focus on the health issues affecting disadvantaged communities, both at home and abroad, including basic scientists, clinicians and public health researchers who are focused on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, as well as traumatic brain injury, women’s health, innovation for digital health equity, and transformative services for people who have experienced violence and trauma. 

In building the new research building, UCSF will voluntarily seek